There’s something wonderfully reassuring about a well stocked larder or pantry cupboard!
I love seeing the beauty of shelves lined with homemade jams, jellies & relishes. The jewel like reds, purples and golds with light shining on them is a sight to behold. Memories of sitting on the back porch in late summer, peeling pears for a chutney that is redolent with the scent of spices; to be served during the long days of winter, how good can it get?
The goal of having a pantry full of ingredients that you have collected and keep on hand is that when you come home from a long day or just want not to go shopping, you can raid your storage cupboard that contains your treasure trove of goodies and create a tasty meal.
Having these supplies on hand will make your life so much easier; believe me. I know people who decide to make a particular dish for dinner and start running around at 5:00 pm trying to get the ingredients together. Doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, does it? Not only that, by the time you get home you’re probably exhausted and too tired to start making anything! I know I would be. Well…it doesn’t have to be like that.
**If you would like to see a list of supplies you might want to consider keeping on hand, please go to My Source List.